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A complete listing: True/Traditional Orthodox Christians

Postby Maria » Fri 19 July 2013 9:21 pm

Here is a current complete listing of all the True or Traditional Genuine Orthodox Churches along with their web addresses. Actually, there should only be one Holy Church, but unfortunately, there are many churches who claim to be True Orthodox. These churches are not in communion with each other.

If you find any errors, missing websites, or additional churches that call themselves True Orthodox, please post a reply correcting any mistakes you might find and provide website links for those which are in error or absent, then I will do further research and edit this post to keep it updated.

Thank you very much for your help.

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These are the Orthodox Churches who identify themselves as True or Traditional Genuine Orthodox:

With the promulgation of the New Calendar, Ecumenism, and Modernism by the EP and the Greek State in 1924, and with the heavy persecution that followed, the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians (GOX) was originally started in 1924 in Greece under the leadership of St. Matthew, who was a missionary hieromonk at the time. This group started its synod in 1935 when three bishops left the EP and Greek Synod, joined the GOX and consecrated St. Matthew and other new bishops. After continued religious persecution and inhumane imprisonment in which some Christian Orthodox Traditionalists were martyred while others were drugged, tortured, and denied sleep, food, and water by the socialist Greek State, Met. Chrysostom of Florina later left St. Matthew in 1937 and started the Florinites. Today, the one remaining Florinite monastery on Mt. Athos, St. Esphigmenou, http://www.esphigmenou.com/ continues to experience draconian persecution by the EP and his police where some of those monks have been killed, while other have been imprisoned, and denied basic needs such as clothing, food, water, and health care.


Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians: GOX or GOC which follow St. Matthew the New Confessor of Greece
The three jurisdictions below are commonly called Matthewites, but this term is considered to be pejorative. Met. Chrysostomos of Thebes and Met. Kirykos are considered to be in schism by the Synod of Archbishop Stefanos of Athens. They are not in communion with each other.
The Genuine Orthodox Church (GOC) Synod of Athens and all Greece (Archbishop Stefanos of Athens)
English Website: http://orthodox-christianity.net/ - under Archbishop Stefanos of Greece
English History: http://www.svetosavskasrbija.com/sites/ ... ce_goc.pdf
(see http://nftu.net/archbishop-athens-toc-g ... tthewites/)

The Genuine Orthodox Church (GOC) Synod of Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Thebes and Levadia:
Church website: http://churchgoc.blogspot.dk/

The Genuine Orthodox Church (GOC) Synod under Met Kirykos of Mesogaia
http://genuineorthodoxchurch.com/index.htm
For the churches in Greece = http://churchgoc.org/index_el.html
For Great Britain = http://www.orthodoxyinbritain.com
For Russia = http://holyrussia.narod.ru
For Romania = http://www.romaniangoc.blogspot.com/?m=1
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.anc ... intro.html


Church of the Gen­uine (Old Cal­en­dar) Or­tho­dox Christ­ians of Greece (CGOCG) aka GOC-K - AB Kallinikos of Athens - Genuine Orthodox Church of Greece
Diocese of Boston and New England (Metropolitan Demetrius): http://www.saintjohnsmonastery.org/about/
Diocese of Etna and Portland (Bishop Auxentios) http://www.dep.church/index.html
Metropolian Synod of America (Metropolitan Demetrius): http://hotca.org/
Metropolia of Toronto (Metropolitan Moses) - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Metropol ... 9569940411
The monastery at Mt. Athos, St. Esphigmenou - http://www.esphigmenou.com/
Official site of AB Kallinikos of Athens: http://www.ecclesiagoc.gr/
STOC who remain in union with the GOC (K) - http://www.ekklisiastikos.gr/search/label/TOC%20Serbia
Cultural site of AB Kallinikos: http://www.ekklisiastikos.gr/ (Greek and English)

SiR has joined the Holy Synod of the CGOCG, Mar. 19, 2014
http://www.synodinresistance.org/index-en.html

Sister Churches in communion with the CGOCG (aka GOC-K)
*Bulgarian True Orthodox
Bulgarian: http://www.bulgarian-orthodox-church.org
English: http://www.bulgarian-orthodox-church.org/index-en.htm

*ROCA or ROCOR-AB Agafangel (Synod in Resistance's sister church)
Russian: http://sinod.ruschurchabroad.org/engindex.htm
English: http://sinod.ruschurchabroad.org/engindex.htm

*Romanian True Orthodox
http://www.mitropoliaslatioara.ro/index.php


Genuine Orthodox Church aka (GOC-A) or (GOC-PC) - Holy Metropolitan Synod of the Patristic Calendar (Hellas)
Met. Angelos, Metropolitan of Avlona and Viotia
Current website: http://www.metropolsynodgoc.com
In South America, under Met. Chrysostomos: http://www.ortodoxa.net
In the Phillipines, under Bishop Kleopas: http://www.orthodoxph.com/
Also present in Georgia, France, Italy, and Lebanon
North American Mission, under the spiritual care of Met. Chrysostomos: http://www.namissiongox.org[/list]


Genuine Orthodox Church (GOC) - Metropolitan Christopher of Mesogaias and the Islands
(Separated from the GOC-AB Makarios in 2013)
http://www.omologitis.org/ - Greek and English


Genuine Orthodox Church (GOC) Metropolitan Synod of North and South American and the British Isles
(His Beatitude Metropolitan John of New York)

also known as: The Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of North and South America and the British Isles
http://orthodoxmetropolia.org/


ROAC - Russian Orthodox Autonomous Church (His Eminence Metropolitan Theodore)
http://www.roacusa.org/ - USA
http://www.rpac.ru/ - Russian


ROCA or ROCOR-AB Agafangel
A sister church in communion with the GOC - AB Kallinikos
Russian site - http://sinod.ruschurchabroad.org/engindex.htm
English site (not updated) - http://sinod.ruschurchabroad.org/engindex.htm


ROCA - RTOC Communion
This church is not in communion with either ROCA or the RTOC as it has split from both the ROCA and RTOC in 2017 to form its own communion consisting of:
    Archbishop Andronik of Syracuse, NY - formerly under AB Agafangel
    Archbishop Sofroniy of St. Petersburg and Northern Russia - formerly under AB Agafangel
    Bishop Stefan of Trenton and NA, formerly under AB Tikhon of the RTOC - http://www.rocor-trenton.com/index_EN.htm -
    Bishop Andrei (Erastov) of Yarraville and Australia, newly consecrated by Andronik and Sofroniy.


ROCiE - Russian Orthodox Church (organized by Father Benjamin Zhoukoff of Paris)
Dimitri Langeron, the godfather of Father Seraphim Rose is with them.
http://orthk-stgeorgios.de/
STAVROS - Freunde der orthodoxen Kirche in Mittelbaden
http://stavros-ev.de/de/haupt.html


ROCiE - Russian Orthodox Church in Exile aka "Mansonville" also known as
ROCOR - AB Vladimir of San Francisco

http://www.roca-sobor.org/eng/


ROCOR - AB Anthony of San Francisco
http://www.rospc.org/


RTOC - Russian True Orthodox Church
Russian - http://catacomb.org.ua/ - (Archbishop Tikhon, Russia)
English Diocesan website in North America is pending.


STOC - Serbian True Orthodox Church - Bishop Akakije who is in communion with the RTOC
Official website: http://www.srpskaipc.blogspot.ru/
Blog: http://serbiantrueorthodox.blogspot.com/


STOC - Serbian True Orthodox Church in communion with the GOC-K
http://www.ekklisiastikos.gr/search/label/TOC%20Serbia


Synod in Resistance (SiR aka Cyprianites, which is considered a pejorative term) - see GOC-K above. This Synod has recently merged with GOC-K under Archbishop Kallinikos.
http://www.synodinresistance.org/index-en.html
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Re: A complete listing: True/Traditional Orthodox Christians

Postby Barbara » Fri 19 July 2013 10:33 pm

Yes : ROCiE, Russian Orthodox Church in Exile, is also popularly known as "Mansonville", after the
monastery near Montreal, Canada, where Met Vitaly spent much time over the years. I believe he founded the skete there.

So, Abp Vladimir is from that jurisdiction; originally consecrated when there were still Met Vitaly and [ahem] Bp Varnava.

Several other splits off of that exist and that's where the confusion enters in.

Plus, the fact that several of the Russian TOC's call themselves "Rocor", which is nice in the sense of saying that
they consider themselves the true continuity of the original Rocor that we all know and love.

But for clarity, I think instead of using these labels, ALL Russian TOC's should apportion themselves
clear, understandable initials. And STICK with those. Not, like Met Agafangel's group, reinvent themselves
several times as a new set of intials. How can the faithful keep up ?!

MTOX, I recognize but cant' think of the answer right now. Another member will surely explain.

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Re: A complete listing: True/Traditional Orthodox Christians

Postby Maria » Fri 19 July 2013 11:07 pm

Barbara wrote:Yes : ROCiE, Russian Orthodox Church in Exile, is also popularly known as "Mansonville", after the
monastery near Montreal, Canada, where Met Vitaly spent much time over the years. I believe he founded the skete there.

So, Abp Vladimir is from that jurisdiction; originally consecrated when there were still Met Vitaly and [ahem] Bp Varnava.

Several other splits off of that exist and that's where the confusion enters in.

Plus, the fact that several of the Russian TOC's call themselves "Rocor", which is nice in the sense of saying that
they consider themselves the true continuity of the original Rocor that we all know and love.

But for clarity, I think instead of using these labels, ALL Russian TOC's should apportion themselves
clear, understandable initials. And STICK with those. Not, like Met Agafangel's group, reinvent themselves
several times as a new set of intials. How can the faithful keep up ?!

MTOX, I recognize but cant' think of the answer right now. Another member will surely explain.


Thanks for the information about ROCiE.

Jonathan informed me that the MTOX (also called MTOC) are the Matthewites.
Apparently, most of the Soviet-era catacomb churches have either merged with the ROCOR or split from the ROCOR like ROCiE and then joined other TOC groups, so yes, it is very confusing. These Orthodox Christians have really struggled.
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Re: A complete listing: True/Traditional Orthodox Christians

Postby Lydia » Sat 20 July 2013 2:23 am

I believe ROCIE Mansonville is the same synod as Archbishop Vladimir of San Fran. ROCOR-V

The Cyprianites hold heretical views that the Church is divided into healthy and sick parts; I don't think they can be regarded as True Orthodox.

This is an important and difficult task, Maria. May God bless your efforts and make them successful.

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Re: A complete listing: True/Traditional Orthodox Christians

Postby Maria » Sat 20 July 2013 6:44 am

Lydia wrote:I believe ROCIE Mansonville is the same synod as Archbishop Vladimir of San Fran. ROCOR-V

The Cyprianites hold heretical views that the Church is divided into healthy and sick parts; I don't think they can be regarded as True Orthodox.

This is an important and difficult task, Maria. May God bless your efforts and make them successful.


Thank you, Lydia. I will check further into ROCiE.

However, this is neither the forum nor the thread to be debating whether any jurisdiction listed above, especially the SiR, should be truly called True, Traditional, or Genuine Orthodox. We have the Intra-TOC Polemics private forum for such debates.

And do please note, that even though the SiR (Cyprianites) teaches that the ROCOR-MP is not completely devoid of grace, the SiR does preach against ecumenism and holds to the Patristic or Julian Calendar. Thus the SiR is also being persecuted and harassed by World Orthodoxy for their traditional beliefs.
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Re: A complete listing: True/Traditional Orthodox Christians

Postby Maria » Fri 26 July 2013 8:39 pm

A new development:

The Synod of Milan under Archbishop Evloghios is now once again part of True Orthodoxy.

The new official website of the Synod of Milan is: http://www.mediolanum.me

See this thread: viewtopic.php?f=30&t=10262
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Re: A complete listing: True/Traditional Orthodox Christians

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